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The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which was involved in an early Saturday collision with a merchant ship, is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, June 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

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June 23, 2017
With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an agonizing decision.
Rear Adm. Brian Fort has been chosen to lead a Navy investigation into the collision that killed seven USS Fitzgerald sailors off the Japanese coast, the 7th Fleet said, Friday, June 23, 2017. COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY
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Navy names lead investigator into USS Fitzgerald collision that killed 7 sailors

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June 23, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Rear Adm. Brian Fort will lead a Navy investigation into the collision that killed seven USS Fitzgerald sailors off the Japanese coast, a 7th Fleet...
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, right, talks with his military attorney, Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt after a hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on Aug. 24, 2016. ANDREW CRAFT/THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER VIA AP
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Judge bars Bergdahl lawyers from asking about voting for Trump

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June 23, 2017
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Attorneys for accused Army deserter Sgt.
U.S. airmen inspect a C-130H Hercules following a dry lake bed landing on May 17, 2017, in Jordan. The Air Force announced Thursday, June 22, that the service will extend hazard duty incentive payments to special operators even when those airmen are not on the battlefield. RYAN CONROY/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force to extend hazard pay for special operations personnel

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June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Air Force will extend hazard duty incentive payments to special operators even when those airmen are not on the battlefield, the service announced Thursday.
President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. Trump tweeted on Thursday that he "did not make" any recordings of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey. EVAN VUCCI/AP

No tapes: Trump says he didn't record meetings with Comey

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June 23, 2017
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, speaking up...
The container ship ACX Crystal on Saturday, June 17, 2017, with its left bow dented and scraped after colliding with the USS Fitzgerald in the waters off the Izu Peninsula earlier HITOSHI TAKANO/KYODO NEWS VIA AP

Investigators obtain data recorder in USS Fitzgerald collision

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June 23, 2017
TOKYO — Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven...